After running through around fifteen minutes of fielding drills before Wednesday’s game, Rangers manager Ron Washington said starting pitcher Derek Holland isn’t ready for a rehab assignment yet.

“He’s not ready for rehab, so he’s got to work,” Washington said. “He’s better, but he’s not ready for competition.”

While he said he believes he is ready, Holland said he could feel his leg was still stiff through covering first and fielding bunts down both lines.

The staff watching Holland through the workout, including Washington, knew he wasn’t ready yet before he went over to talk with them, Holland said.

“I guess it just wasn’t as good,” Holland said. “It was their opinion. I’m going to go by them. They want to make sure everything is right. I do, too. I want it to be a one-time thing. I don’t want this to be a thing that I have to go back on the DL. I want to get it right the first time.”